Bye round to precede AFL finals

The AFL have announced a bye round between the regular season and the finals for 2016.

Round 23 was struck by controversy this season after a number of teams pulled out their best players in preparation for the finals.

“The AFL has introduced a bye week before the finals so that those clubs playing in September can have the best possible lead-in and preparation for the most important matches of our season,” AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said on Thursday.

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
Stay up to date with the latest sports news
Follow our social accounts to get exclusive content and all the latest sporting news!